Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Paul-Henri Thiry (Baron) d’Holbach" by Michael LeBuffe

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Primary Literature: Selected Works of Holbach

  • Le Christianisme dévoilé, Nancy, 1761.
  • Système de la nature, 2 volumes, London, 1770.
  • System of Nature, translated by H.D. Robinson, New York: Burt Franklin, 1970.
  • Le Bons Sens, London, 1772.
  • La Politique naturelle, London, 1773.
  • Système social, 3 volumes, London, 1773.
  • La Morale universelle, 3 volumes, Amsterdam, 1776.
  • Éthocratie, Amsterdam, 1776.

Other Primary Sources

  • Bergier, abbé, Examen du matérialisme, 2 volumes, Paris, 1769.
  • Goethe, J.W. von, Werke, 14 volumes, Hamburg, 1967.
  • Hobbes, Thomas Leviathan, Edwin Curley (ed.), Indianapolis: Hackett, 1994.
  • Locke, John, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Peter Nidditch (ed.), Clarendon: Oxford, 1975.
  • Spinoza, Benedictus, Spinoza Opera, Volume 2, Carl Gebhart (ed.), Heidelberg: Carl Winters, 1925.

Secondary Literature

  • Blank, Andreas, 2016, “D’Holbach on Self-Esteem, Justice, and Cosmopolitanism,” Eighteenth-Century Studies, 49(4): 439–453.
  • –––, 2017, “D’Holbach on self-esteem and the moral economy of oppression,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 25(6): 1116–1137.
  • Darnton, Robert, 1991, Edition et Sédition: L’Univers de la Littérature Clandestine au XVIIIe Siècle, Paris: Gallimard. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992, “Une Speculation sur l’Irreligion: Le Système de la nature de d’Holbach,” in Gens de Lettres: Gens du Livre, Robert Darnton (ed.), Paris: Odile Jacob, pp. 220–244. (Scholar)
  • Devellennes, Charles, 2014, “Utility contra utilitarianism: Holbach’s international ethics,” Journal of International Political Theory, 10(2): 188–205. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2016, “D’Holbach Radical: contrat social et éthocratie dans la pensée politique du baron,” in Les lumiers radicales et le politique, Maria Garcia-Alonso (ed.), Paris: Honore Champion, pp. 321–340.
  • Fonnesu, Luca, 2006, “The Problem of Theodicy,” in The Cambridge History of Eighteenth Century Philosophy (Volume 2), Knud Haakonssen (ed.), New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 749–778. (Scholar)
  • Gourdon, Emilie and Michael LeBuffe, 2019, “Holbach,” in A Companion to Atheism and Philosophy, Graham Oppy (ed.), Oxford: Wiley, pp. 28–42. (Scholar)
  • Israel, Jonathan, 2006, Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670–1752, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights 1750–1790, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017 “Rousseau and d’Holbach: The Revolutionary Implications of la philosophie anti-Thérésienne,” in Thinking with Rousseau: From Machiavelli to Schmitt, Helena Rosenblatt and Paul Schweigert (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 149–174. (Scholar)
  • Kors, Alan, 1976, D’Holbach’s Coterie, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • –––, 2005, “Atheism and Scepticism in the Late French Enlightenment,” in Scepticisme et modernité, Marc André Bernier and Sébastien Charles (eds.), Saint-Étienne: Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne. (Scholar)
  • Ladd, Everett C., Jr., 1962, “Helvétius and d’Holbach,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 23(2): 221–238. (Scholar)
  • Llana, James, 2000, “Natural History and the Encyclopédie,” Journal of the History of Biology, 33(1): 1–25. (Scholar)
  • Onfray, Michel, 2007, Atheist Manifesto: The Case against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, Jeremy Leggatt (trans.), New York: Arcade Publishing. (Scholar)
  • Sandrier, Alain, 2004, Le style philosophique du baron d’Holbach: conditions et contraintes du prosélytisme athée en France dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle, Paris: Honore Champion. (Scholar)
  • Treuherz, Nick, 2016 “The diffusion and impact of Baron d’Holbach’s texts in Great Britain, 1765–1800,” in Radical Voices, Radical Ways, Laurent Curelly and Nigel Smith (eds.), Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 125–148. (Scholar)
  • Vercruysse, J., 1971, Bibliographie descriptive des écrits du baron d’Holbach, Paris: Lettres modernes. (Scholar)

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